The RESCUE project, of which the UB is a partner, aims to improve the access of refugees to universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
A delegation from the University of Barcelona has attended, this week, the opening of support offices for refugee students that have been created in two Lebanese universities – specifically, the Lebanese University and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) – within the framework of the European project RESCUE.
The RESCUE project, of which the UB is a partner, aims to improve the access of displaced people and refugees to universities in the Middle East and North Africa through the creation and management of the Refugee Student Operational Support Units (R-SOS units).
The R-SOS units are ad hoc support offices that provide care, information, counseling and guidance services to refugee students, internally displaced people and also local people who want to join or resume their studies at the partner universities of the project, both in Lebanon as well as in Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan).
Prior to the opening of the R-SOS units, the Lebanese University has hosted the 2nd Dissemination Conference of the RESCUE project, with the participation of members of various European and international organizations, such as the Coordinator for the National Erasmus+ Office in Lebanon, Aref Al-Soufi, and the Lebanon’s UNHCR Associate Education Officer, Agatha Abi-Aad.
This news is related to the following SDG of 2030 Agenda:
SDG 4. Quality education
Target 4.3: By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
SDG 10. Reduced inequalities
Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.